The Corpse Vanishes (1942)
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After the death of many brides in their weddings and disappearance of their corpses, the snoopy journalist Patricia Hunter notes that all of them were wearing an orchid in their breasts. She finds that the hybridization of the orchid was made by Dr. Lorenz, and she decides to interview him about the flowers. She hitchhikes on the road with Dr. Foster and they are hosted by Dr. Lorenz in his isolated house. Dr. Lorenz is indeed a mad scientist that sleeps with his wife in coffins, and with the assistance of a dwarf and his strong retarded brother, extract gland fluids from the neck of the abducted virgins to keep his elder wife young.
KIDNAPPED BRIDES Are The Victims Of His Terror! Prepare to shudder when you see the strange practices of this doctor who sacrificed beautiful women for the sake of a mad love! (original poster)
Title: Corpse Vanishes, The
Release Date: May 08, 1942
Runtime: 64 mins
All Genres: Sci-Fi, Horror
Colors: Black and White
IMDB Rating: 3.8
Buried.com Rating: 4.8 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With C
MPAA Rating: Approved
Bela Lugosi ...Dr. Lorenz
Luana Walters ...Patricia Hunter, Reporter
Tristram Coffin ...Dr. Foster (as Tris Coffin)
Elizabeth Russell ...Countess Lorenz
Minerva Urecal ...Fagah
Angelo Rossitto ...Toby (as Angelo)
Joan Barclay ...Alice Wentworth
Kenneth Harlan ...Keenan
Gwen Kenyon ...Peggy Woods
Vince Barnett ...Sandy, Photographer
Frank Moran ...Angel
George Eldredge ...Mike
Pat Costello ...Attendant at Alice's Wedding
Gladys Faye ...Mrs. Wentworth
Sheldon Jett ...Burnside, Police Radio Dispatcher
Eddie Kane ...The District Attorney
Murdock MacQuarrie ...The Minister
Frank O'Connor ...Policeman
Barney A. Sarecky
More Movie Taglines:
- KIDNAPPED BRIDES Are The Victims Of His Terror! Prepare to shudder when you see the strange practices of this doctor who sacrificed beautiful women for the sake of a mad love! (original poster)
- Horror to make your hair stand on end!
- Keeper of the Grotto of Torture!
- Patricia Hunter: Oh, professor, do you also make a habit of collecting coffins? Dr. Lorenz: Why, yes, in a manner of speaking. I find a coffin much more comfortable than a bed.
Keenan: Aww, now wait a minute. Are you trying to tell me that this Professor Lorenz is a hypnotist as well as a horticulturist?
Dr. Foster: These young girls, whether dead or alive, are being used by Lorenz in some manner as human guinea pigs to sustain his wife in a youthful state. Keenan: Oh, that's preposterous. Patricia Hunter: It's nothing of the kind. Scientists are finding out every day that glands and hormones have a lot to do with life and health. Dr. Foster: The glands in our bodies help to determine the condition of our teeth, the texture of our hair.
Fagah: Why do you beat my son so hard? Dr. Lorenz: Because he's at best an animal, and some day I shall have to destroy him. Fagah: My poor son!... Why was he ever born?
Dr. Lorenz: You see, our dreams, our minds play strange tricks on us sometimes!
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Rating: 4.8 out of 10.0 - 59 votes cast total